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Not Without Peril: 150 Years of Misadventure on the Presidential Range of New Hampshire


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Among the most dangerous mountains in the world, Mount Washington has challenged adventurers for centuries with its severe weather. From the days when gentlefolk ascended the heights in hoop skirts and wool suits to today's high-tech assaults on wintry summits, this book offers extensive and intimate profiles of people who found trouble on New Hampshire's Presidential Range, from the nineteenth century through present day. Veteran journalist Nicholas Howe draws on his investigative skills and familiarity with the mountains of his childhood to create this gripping collection. The result is a compelling story about our changing relationship with the mountains we love and the risks they pose. This Tenth Anniversary Edition includes a new afterword by Nicholas Howe, with commentary on how our relationship with the Presidential Range has evolved over the last decade.

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A journalist of some 35 years and an avid hiker, New Hampshire-based Howe's work focuses on outdoor recreation and history. When it was first published in 2000, Howe's book received critical acclaim for its fascinating tales of exploration and tragedy on New Hampshire's Presidential Range, from the 19th century through the present day. The tenth anniversary edition features a new introduction by Mohamed Ellozy, accidents editor of the mountaineering journal Appalachia and a new afterword by Howe describing an evening spent at the Mount Washington Observatory in November 1950 during a severe windstorm. Illustrated with b&w maps and photographs. No subject index. Distributed by Globe Pequot Press. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

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Nicholas Howe has been a journalist since 1977. His widely-published work focuses on outdoor recreation and history.

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Howe, Nicholas
Appalachian Mountain Club
Howe, Nicholas S.
United States - Northeast - New England (General)
Special Interest - Adventure
Mountaineering -- New Hampshire.
Presidential Range (N.H.) - History
United States - New England - New Hampshire
United States / Northeast / New England (CT, MA, ME, NH, RI, VT)
Outdoors-Lore and Survival
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19 bandw maps, 41 bandw photographs, 2 b
9 x 6 in

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